£150 pay rise proposed for backbench councillors

THE BASIC salary of county councillors in Wales is set to increase by £150 from April 2021. The annual pay rise follows recommendations from the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales which applies to all 22 local authorities to reflect increases in the cost of living and earnings. Authorities are not Continue Reading

Contract for Cardigan School revamp to be awarded

INVESTMENT of nearly £6million in Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi/Cardigan Secondary School has been given the green light by senior Ceredigion councillors. The preferred – as yet unnamed – contractor will be awarded the £5.8million tender for a revamp of the Cardigan school once Welsh Government grants are signed off. A report Continue Reading

Gŵyl yr Enfys: a celebration of Ceredigion’s creativity

OVER four Saturdays in September, Theatr Felinfach hosted Gŵyl yr Enfys (The Rainbow Festival). This was a virtual festival to celebrate the creativity and energy of Ceredigion and its people despite the historical lockdown. It was a creative, cultural, a digital festival for Ceredigion and the world and an opportunity Continue Reading

Ceredigion Schools prepared for Covid-19 closure or lockdowns

SCHOOLS in Ceredigion are prepared for any need to close – either fully or partially – if a local or national Covid-19 lockdown is required. How Ceredigion County Council’s education department had supported its schools during lockdown – and beyond – was the focus of a special learning communities scrutiny Continue Reading

Police and Crime Panel seeks views on CCTV investment

THE Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel are asking residents for their views on CCTV. The Panel is carrying out a public survey following the installation of CCTV in 24 towns across the force area covering four authorities – Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys. Panel members, representing the four local Continue Reading

Spike of Covid in Ceredigion student community says council leader

CEREDIGION’S spike in Covid-19 cases is linked to the student population and “has not spread into the community” the leader of Ceredigion County Council has claimed. County council leader Cllr Ellen ap Gwynn said on Tuesday (Oct 6) that there had been 130 cases throughout the pandemic in Ceredigion with Continue Reading

Footpath in Ceredigion approved

A section of path in Aberaeron used for decades will be added to the official Public Rights of Way map. Aberaeron Town Council’s application to add a section of footpath at Penycarreg to the definitive map has been approved by Ceredigion County Council’s cabinet at its meeting on Tuesday (October Continue Reading

Scrutiny committee focuses on schools in Ceredigion

HOW Ceredigion schools dealt with lockdown and reopened will be the focus of a special scrutiny committee next week. The councils learning communities overview and scrutiny committee will hold a special meeting on Thursday, October 8 with the main agenda item a report from chief education officer Meinir Ebbsworth. It Continue Reading

Aberaeron footpath to be added to Public Rights of Way map

A path used for as long as 70 years in Aberaeron is set to be added the Public Rights of Way map following a request from the town council. An application by Aberaeron Town Council to add a section of footpath at Penycarreg to the definitive map is due for Continue Reading

Safe zones adjustments in four Ceredigion towns

IN August, temporary traffic orders were introduced so that Safe Zones for four Ceredigion towns could remain for up to 18 months subject to regular reviews so minor adjustments can be made. In line with the evidence collected on the use of the towns, Ceredigion County Council feel the need Continue Reading

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